[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 113764] [PATCH] no kerberos authentication in SMB printers browsing

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Sat Jan 13 21:32:39 CET 2007

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------- Additional Comments From pfeifle kde org  2007-01-13 21:32 -------
CUPS trunk got Kerberized via a Google SoC project (actually it was Jelmer Vernoij from the Samba Team who was the Soc student).

Likely, this new Kerberos support will be going into the CUPS 1.3 release. 

Up to now (that includes CUPS 1.2.x), it uses for its smb:// backend to print to a Windows shared printer a symlink to the smbspool utility that ships with *Samba*, not CUPS. And smbspool doesnt support any secure authentication scheme to acces a Windows printer.

It would be pretty pointless to have Kerberos support in KDEPrint's Add Printer  Wizard for SMB printer discovery, if we then can't create queue for CUPS that is allowed to also *print* to the discovered printer.

Once CUPS 1.3 is ready for beta testing, it gets more serious.

Coolo, Dirk -- does KDE 3.5.5 (or earlier? which?) fully support being a peer in a kerberized environment?

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